Chiang Mai, Thailand
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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


Explore Northern Thailand’s ‘Khan Toke’ food culture during this 3-hour combination dinner and dance show in Chiang Mai. Experience the traditions of this ceremonial-style Northern Thai dinner, during which guests are served local cuisine from ‘Khan’ (small bowls) at a ‘Toke’ (low table). Your tasty Northern Thai-style meal will be accompanied by a mesmerizing dance performance.
  • Experience a Northern Thai-style 'Khan Toke' dinner along with a dance performance
  • Discover the traditions behind this Northern Thai tradition that dates back to the 1950s
  • Enjoy a meal celebrating the distinctive cuisine of Northern Thailand
  • Admire a series of performances like the Forn Thien candle dance during dinner
  • Great way to gain new insight into Northern Thai cuisine and culture
Receive an evening pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel, after which you’ll be transferred to the dinner venue. After receiving a hearty welcome from the staff, you’ll be shown to your table for a night of great food and a fascinating display of Thai culture.

Your meal for the evening will be served in ‘Khan’ (small bowls) at a ‘Toke’ (low table), a tradition that dates back to the 1950s when a local politician began to invite special guests to these Northern Thai-style gatherings. The food for the evening will celebrate Chiang Mai’s distinctive cuisine, which combines an array of noodles, chiles, rice, and curries, each of which was introduced to the region by neighboring countries like Myanmar, Laos, and China.

As you eat, you’ll also enjoy a series of Thai-style dance performances. Admire graceful rituals like the Forn Thien candle dance, Ramwong circle dance, the Ram Dab sword dance, and the Forn Leb finger dance. An optional upgrade that offers a second performance by some of Chiang Mai’s local hill tribes like Karen, Lao, Meo, Lisu, and more is also available. At the conclusion of the experience you’ll receive a drop-off at your Chiang Mai hotel.


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, Mar 2018

The evening didn't start off well, we were picked up at our hotel 15minutes late and then we were delayed even further due to the driver having difficulty finding his next pick up. Eventually we arrived at the venue and were shown to our place for the meal etc. To our surprise we found that we had to sit on the floor with a pillow to lean on. Difficlut if you're a bit old person. Almost immediately we were served with drinks and the meal that came complete on a small table put in front of us. The meal was ok but nothing outstanding. Then the dancing/entertainment started almost immediately which was quite nice. However it seemed that it was all a bit of a rushed affair get you in, feed you and send you on your way. All in all not bad but fall short of what we expected.

, Jan 2018

It’s a nice experience to eat on the floor and watch a traditional Thai show. The food was very good and they offered refills. Drinks were not included and were necessary since the food was spicy. I was also ripped off with the cost of the transfer from my hotel. 950 BHT for a 10 minute drive...

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